2020 celebrates the 58th anniversary of the Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival. The five-day Festival runs from August 19th-23rd, 2020 and takes place at Flat Iron, Library, and Seminary Parks in downtown Lake Geneva.
Venetian Festival features a weekend of great family entertainment including a Craft Fair, Carnival, Water ski show, local cuisine including a brat stand and beer tent. This is all capped off on Sunday with a traditional Venetian Style lighted boat parade followed by the area’s largest fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.
The Beer Tent is open Wednesday - Friday 5pm to Midnight. Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight.
The Main Stage Line Up of Live Entertainment TBD
CRAFT FAIR: Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 8pm in Library Park - Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street - Hwy 50 West. 110 Exhibitors will be on display. Admission is free.
- Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM. Friday 5PM to 11:00PM. Saturday Noon till 11:00PM. Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
- Location: Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park
- Ride Specials: $25 "wristbands" Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM and Saturday Noon to 5PM
- Sunday at 6pm
- Location: Geneva Lakefront by Library Park & The Riviera
The boat parade is held on Sunday night on Geneva Lake right in front of Library Park in Lake Geneva and the Riviera. The lighted boat parade starts right at dusk with a fireworks display after that. This year’s theme is ‘Luau on the Lake’ – If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 58 year tradition
FIREWORKS: The Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Fireworks display begins promptly dusk - appox. 9pm on Sunday. Fireworks are shot off in Geneva Bay, downtown Lake Geneva and can be viewed from Library Park, the Lake Front, Riviera Beach, and Flat Iron Park in downtown Lake Geneva.
For your convenience and to help ease traffic and parking concerns, the City of Lake Geneva will be providing a FREE bus shuttle on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 11pm during the festival. Free parking and pickup is located in the far Northeast corner of the Home Depot (550 N Edwards Blvd) parking lot. Downtown drop-off and pickup is at the front of the US Bank on Center Street. The shuttle will run continuously every 20 minutes.
For a list of all the fun events happening in the Lake Geneva, visit the Best of Lake Geneva's Event Calendar.